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Getting away with murder: the twentieth-century struggle for civil rights in the U.S. Senate

The book investigates underlying motives of opposition to Senate filibustering and invites an intellectual discussion on why Southern Democrats thought states' rights were the remedy to lynching, when, in fact, the phenomenon was a baffling national crisis.--Provided by publisher

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Main Author: Holloway, Vanessa A.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Lanham, Md. [u.a.] University Press of America c 2015
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Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 9 E 2605
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Summary:The book investigates underlying motives of opposition to Senate filibustering and invites an intellectual discussion on why Southern Democrats thought states' rights were the remedy to lynching, when, in fact, the phenomenon was a baffling national crisis.--Provided by publisher
Introduction: States' Rights, States' Wrongs -- The conduit to getting away with murder -- "No" with authority, the solid South in Congress -- Blaming racism and the Democratic solidarity in the Senate -- White supremacy, the unwritten law of the land -- The disappointment, stymied by Old Southern politics -- Appendix A: Profiles of the 51st-82nd Congress -- Appendix B: Southern Democratic Senators, 51st-82nd Congress
Physical Description:IX, 111 S.
ISBN:9780761864325